Thursday, August 28, 2008


That is Kennedys new favorite word. Anything I say to her I get a "whatev". Not whatever, just whatev. Where did she get that? I can't wait to see what else she picks up when she starts school next week!

Thursday, August 21, 2008


A Little Bit O Cash Fo That Ass...

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. I am such a dork! Anyway, baby Cash was born this morning around 6:30. I have always heard people say that full moons put people on labor but I never really believed it until yesterday. We got to the hospital around 11:00am. The doctor sent Tesa straight to the hospital from her check up because her blood pressure was through the roof. She was to get straight into a room and set up for an induction. YEAH RIGHT!!! We waited in the waiting room for about an hour. After getting into triage, we waited for SEVEN hours to get a room. Tesa got bumped out of line for a room TEN FRIGGIN TIMES! Everytime we thought it was her turn another woman would come rushing in with a head hanging out of her cooch. One lady almost delivered in the elevator. There are only 17 rooms in the birthing center. They delivered like 20 babies yesterday. Every room in the birthing center was full, most of the rooms in the Pediatric units were filled with Labor & Delivery patients and they were beginning to take up some rooms in the ER. It was pure chaos. All the nurses were running around like a chicken with its head cutoff. ( i have never actually seen that but it is a pretty popular saying and I imagine some of these nurses looked like that) We managed to keep ourselves entertained. At one point, Tesa's sister and I had her laughing so hard so peed all over herself! That was great.

Around 10pm nothing was going on so I decided to head home. As soon as I pulled in my driveway, Tesa called me and said they just broke her water. At 6:00 she texted me: "getting ready to push, hurry up and get here and bring me a huge cup of coffee". I didn't make it in time. Koree and I got there about 20 minutes after. She pushed for like 6 minutes.

Anyway, after all the madness, bed wetting, tears, hemorrhages the size of volleyballs and "oh my god his balls are HUGE" talk, He is here and everyone is happy, healthy and hopefully getting a good nights sleep before they get booted out tomorrow. Congrats guys!!!

Quick Question...

Who else is sick of hearing about Beijing? How come every time the Olympics comes around all we hear about is that country? Who at the Today Show thought it would be fun to watch Matt, Meredith, Al and Ann talk about all-things Chinese for weeks? Whoever it is should be fired. Can we please move on to more important topics? Like 'How not to look fat in your jeans' or some other type pf serious journalism.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Still A Bit Of An Outsider...

I have been living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for about a year and a half. Before that I lived in Philly and before that I lived on the other side of the Bay Bridge in Maryland...more like the other side of the world. I have adjusted quite nicely to this life. We absolutely love it here and will probably never leave. I love that I can walk to everything, we have Thursdays in the Park and the Farmers Market every Wednesday. The kids that Kennedy goes to school with now will be the same kids that she graduates with. Everyone knows you here.

Tonight, I realized I am not a true Eastern Shorer yet. As we walked through the 4H Fair all I could think about was how bad the animal stench was and how the men running the rides creeped me out when they were a little too friendly with the girls. I had to keep a close eye on the ground to make sure no one stepped in the heaping piles of horse shit. My jeans were covered in dirt up to my knees and unfortunately I decided to wear flip flops. I saw tractors bigger than houses and people bigger than tractors. One guy stared a my chest so long I had to check to make sure a boob hadn't fallen out of my shirt. I am pretty sure all the dust I inhaled was not only from the dirt kicked up at the truck pull but also from all the farm animals and their droppings. WHY, at such a redneck carnival was there no liquor being served? Doesn't that kind of go hand and hand?

As i watched my girls squeal in delight on the rides and get so excited to watch the rodeo I knew that this place would become a yearly ritual for us. This is where they will be raised and I must admit, I am smitten with this little town.

Next year, i will certainly have a flask stashed in my purse!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Alcoholism Can Be a Beautiful Thing...

I was standing in line at the grocery store yesterday. On the belt was stuff for dinner, a magazine for me and a Maxim for Bobby. The man behind me was extremely drunk. He picked up the Maxim and asked me if that was me. Have you seen the girl on the cover? Maybe everyone should be this drunk all the time!!!

You should be ashamed of yourself

Yesterday, there was a tragic accident on the Bay Bridge. Unfortunately, when something happens to the bridge the entire Eastern Shore/Annapolis area comes to a screeching halt. Every article I read or television interview I saw was people complaining about the traffic that the accident caused. I was in my office yesterday and the view from my window is of Route 50. I watched the traffic creeping by all day. I know it sucked. But you know what sucks harder? DYING. Why are people so concerned about how it was inconveniencing them rather than the poor man who lost his life yesterday. I didn't hear one comment about that or his family. Why don't you shut your whining mouths, be happy you have a family to go home to and just hope you make it over the bridge without someone pushing your ignorant ass over the side!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Dare I say it?

I can almost feel fall approaching...Almost! I love days like this. When the ac goes off, the windows go up and the warm breeze fills my house with the scent of fresh cut grass. When the sweltering heat and suffocating humidity breaks way for breezy 79 degree perfect days. Fall is hands down my favorite season. I love the first few days that you have to wear a sweater or jacket. I love sitting outside on the porch, wrapped in a blanket drinking a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. I love warm apple cidar (sometimes with a splash of Captain Morgan), anything and everything pumpkin flavored or scented, and all the beautiful colors of the season. This Fall, my baby turns one, my marriage turns three and my oldest girl is off to school on the big girl bus. I can't believe how quickly time passes. I am trying to slow down and soak up every moment of it. Here are some of my favorite moments from the past week:

Playing with friends:

Hayden fell down and scraped her knee. This is when I asked her if she wanted to go outside and play, she said No, because she was broken!
Thursdays in the Park:

Centreville Farmers Market: